Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Experimental animations!

stop motion!

live action and 2D animation

effects animation

along with that last video I also did a lot of effects studies, shown below :)





Sunday, January 6, 2013

Friday, December 7, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Shader Programming

These are my two projects from Shader Programming this semester.  I'd never worked very much with textures on 3D objects so this was a new experience
hint: that rubix cube isn't real

Friday, November 23, 2012

Color study, blues and yellows.  Messy but fun
original image:

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Rainy Day study

 I found a set of photos where scenes were photographed upside down in puddles.  I loved the fuzzy look everything had, and wanted to do a quick version of it myself

originals here: x
"S-U-G-A-R jump into your racin car it's Sugar Rush!"  Me as a Sugar Rush Racer: Brittameena Cinnadoozle
Wreck-It Ralph is the best, go give this movie all your money!!

A good friend of mine had a birthday recently, a big Pinky and the Brain fan :)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Little sketch just for fun.  Just wanted to design a building, on a rock, in the middle of nowhere.  I'm gonna add in a lot more detail on that rock, need to improve my skills, designing rocks is hard!


Next assignment in digital painting is an environment design.  I'm doing the galley/living room area inside Peter and the crew's spaceship.  Here's some work in progress, roughing out the scene.  More to come!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Digital Painting!

I'm taking a digital painting class!  To start off the projects for this semester we had to come up with a story to design characters, environments etc for.  It had to be based off a classic tale so I picked Peter and the Wolf.  But I decided to make it a thriller, set in space!  Here's the story idea followed by several stages of progress:   

Peter comes from a family of intergalactic merchants and just recently became old enough to captain his own ship.  His crew consists of Cat, Duck, Bird (nicknames for his crew members) and Grandpa, the ship's AI (so named because Peter thinks it is outdated and obsolete).  Cocky, and looking to make time and money on his first mission, he disregards grandpa's advice and directs the ship through an uncharted quadrant of space.  Deep in the middle of nowhere their ship gets boarded by a mutated alien creature (the wolf).  It kills Duck and proceeds to terrorize the rest of the crew.

Trapped in the confines of the ship and still weeks away from the nearest planet, Peter must learn to step up and be a true leader to keep the rest of his crew alive.

initial sketch for Peter:
detail drawings:

rough color pass:

grayscale head study (changing the proportions of the head, trying to get a more appealing look):

changed proportions, loosened up the pose:

tightened up details, changed hair and facial expression.  Final:

Friday, April 20, 2012

My Lipid Pony

Bringing back fanart fridays with Pinkie Pie!  (who here has seen "What's Opera Doc?")

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Party time!

May your days be merry and bright, and may all your llamas have party hats :)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas break

To encourage myself to keep drawing over Christmas break I am going to do a set of character designs similar to the ones below (eg. hero, villain, etc.), but to a new story idea I thought up. Drawing for class is all well and good, but I should be doing a lot more drawing just for the heck of it :)
This is just a first sketch, more to come.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Ragnar emulation

Another emulation assignment. I'd never heard of Ragnar before my teacher showed us one of his books in class. Man, he has such a cool style! Lots of crisp lines and awesome colors.

Misc. stuff

3 old assignments from Character Design class. I wasn't as satisfied with the results of these, but the learning process was very valuable. In all three of these I stepped into areas I was less artistically skilled at. For example, men, men are hard to draw! So I specifically drew two male characters, and like I said before I learned a lot in the process. I had to look up a lot of reference for how other artists draw their men.
These first 2 are a hero/villain combo. One big struggle was trying to incorporate a story and some character history into each design.

This was the result of an assignment where we were specifically suppose to draw something we were bad at. For me that meant evil fantasy character (in armor, I've never drawn a suit of armor in my life!). One big critique was to make everything more sharp and pointy. I tend to draw even evil things very round.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Michel Gagne Emulation

Inspired from Gagne's "Insanely Twisted Rabbits" and "Frenzied Fauna from A to Z." This was definitely a step out of my artistic comfort zone, but very fun to work on none the less.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


I've been working on this 3D character all semester it's about time I show some progress, eh?
She's a cowgirl, I built her from scratch in Maya :) I'm rather fond of her long braid
Here are her animation controls. In the next week or so I will be doing an animation with her.
Here's her skeleton (Oooo rainbow colored), including a long chain of joints to control her braid